New Zealand holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We offer 62 New Zealand holidays and accommodation. Whether you want to take a self drive holiday or travel with a small group of like-minded travellers, New Zealand is a must for wildlife lovers. See whales and dolphins in Kaikoura, spot kiwi on Stewart Island, and on the Otago Peninsula visit protected colonies of royal albatross and penguins. Learn about and meet the indigenous Maori people, who influence all aspects of New Zealand life with their unique culture.
Punakaiki luxury accommodation, South Island, New Zealand
Secluded and peaceful wilderness setting, from NZ $200 - NZ $390 per room per night
South Island tour of New Zealand, small group
Takahe 11 Day South Island Small Group Tour, from NZ $4790 - NZ $5690 (11 days) ex flights
New Zealand small group tour, 22 days
Kakapo 22 Day Small Group Tour of New Zealand, from NZ $9490 - NZ $11490 (22 days) ex flights
New Zealand holiday, land and sea tour
Visit towering volcanic cones to broad sandy beaches, from 2575 (20 days) ex flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from 2650 (21 days) ex flights
New Zealand small group tour, 18 days
Kiwi 18 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour, from NZ $7990 - NZ $9590 (18 days) ex flights
New Zealand wilderness accommodation, South Island
Untouched rainforest, seals and penguins, from NZ $290 - NZ $490 per person per night
New Zealand holiday with Fiji stopover
Experience the scenery of New Zealand & beaches of Fiji, from 6500 (24 days) ex flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Spectacular scenery and dynamic culture, from 2485 (19 days) ex flights
New Zealand's remote islands cruise
A very rare voyage to wildlife-rich offshore islands, from US $4800 - US $7500 (11 days) ex flights
Wellington botanic garden in New Zealand
Fantastic plants, walks and views in the heart of Wellington, from NZ $4 - NZ $30 free admission
Kerikeri luxury health resort, New Zealand
Luxurious private villas in subtropical gardens, from NZ $280 per person per night
New Zealand birdwatching holiday
Fully guided bird watching holliday in New Zealand, from NZ $1895 (7 days) ex flights
Wellington to Picton ferry in New Zealand
The ferry service between the North and South Islands of N Z, from NZ $52 - NZ $95 per crossing
South West Pacific bird watching cruise
Wildlife through remote islands of the South Pacific, from US $6300 - US $8100 (18 days) ex flights
Wildlife Cruise of New Zealand Subantarctic Islands
New Zealand's wildlife rich & remote Subantarctic wilderness, from US $4100 - US $6600 (8 days) ex flights
New Zealand and Subantarctic Islands cruise
Subantarctic voyage inc. Campbell, Auckland & Macquarie Is, from US $6600 - US $9900 (13 days) ex flights
New Zealand and islands bird watching cruise
The ultimate wildlife exploration of the Subantartic islands, from US $10500 - US $15750 (19 days) ex flights
Wellington city centre hotel, New Zealand
Located in the heart of Wellington City, from NZ $119 per room per night
Coromandel Peninsula accommodation, New Zealand
Authentic New Zealand experience in comfort, from NZ $295 per room per night
Gisborne luxury accommodation in New Zealand
Tranquillity in a stunning rural landscape, from NZ $275 per room per night
Catlins accommodation, New Zealand
Cosy eco cottages nestled in native bush with lovely views, from NZ $170 per cottage per night
Queen Charlotte Track accommodation
An idyllic New Zealand eco-retreat, from NZ $85 per person per night
Heritage accommodation in Parua Bay, New Zealand
heritage cottage, private beach and significant kauri forest, from NZ $150 - NZ $195 per accommodation per night
Marlborough Sounds accommodation
A private paradise, from NZ $125 - NZ $200 per room per night
New Zealand trekking holiday
Explore New Zealand's incredible landscapes, from 5699 - 6299 (23 days) inc UK flights
Lake Wanaka boutique lodge, New Zealand
Boutique luxury lodge close by Lake Wanaka, from NZ $380 - NZ $500 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Karamea Track hiking trip in New Zealand
A classic NZ wilderness trek, from NZ $1495 (6 days) ex flights
Professional internships in New Zealand
Expand your knowledge and skills on an Internship in Auckland, from 1195 (10 weeks) ex flights
Cobb Valley trekking holiday in New Zealand
Hike in the wilderness without heavy backpacks, from NZ $625 - NZ $1300 (5 days) ex flights

7 reviews for New Zealand holidays4 star overall rating

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New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Memorable parts? We had a wonderful holiday. Loved New Zealand, what is there not to like? Beautiful countryside, lovely people, lots to do and a nation that is responsible in maintaining the environment. Hard to pick most memorable....both my husband and I did a 2 day horse trek and we had a ball. Then landing on a glacier in a ski plane was awesome. Can't overlook the wonderful people we met everywhere, they made the trip! My personal favorite place was Arthur's Pass at the Wilderness Lodge.... (more)Cathy Shiner
From 2485 excluding flights
Christchurch self catering cottage, New Zealand
Memorable parts? finding little deserted spots - less-visited beaches; an out-of-the-way river. And all the outdoors activities New Zealand offers. Tips? I can't really think of any 'warning' type tips - everything was made very easy and pleasant for us by the hosts, who were efficient and helpful and offered lots of good suggestions for activities. So I guess I'd suggest asking local people for the best things to do. Oh, and use the i-sites - tourist info sites in all cities and... (more)Natalie Kirschstein
From NZ $90 - NZ $95 per double room per night
Heaphy Track hiking trip
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
From NZ $1749 excluding flights
New Zealand trekking holiday
Memorable parts? The scenery, the culture, the tour leader Mayuko was the best leader ever. Very friendly, helpful, warm, informative she made the holiday. Tips? Travel light there is a lot of moving around between train stations and bus stations etc. Food is limiting enough if you don't eat meat/fish. Be prepared to eat a lot of rice and noodles Local benefits? All of the above yes Overall rating? Very good. More travelling on buses and trains than I had... (more)Roisin Courtney
From 5699 - 6299 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

New Zealand travel information

Lying some 1200 miles southeast of Australia, the islands of New Zealand offer rich and varied landscapes with a climate ranging from subtropical to temperate. Even the cities of Auckland and Wellington, with their cosmopolitan lifestyle, excellent museums, shopping, hotels and restaurants, offer varied and beautiful scenery with nature reserves and coastal wildlife nearby. Many of the National Parks on both islands are listed UNESCO sites, including the extensive native forest of Te Urewera, mountainous Tongariro with its active volcano, Kahurangi popular for long treks, Abel Tasman which is the country's only coastal National Park, and the vast wilderness area of the Te Wahipounamu region with its rainforests, glaciers, lakes and mountains.

Nutrient-rich coastal waters attract migratory humpback whales as well as sperm whales, dolphins, seals and sealions, while abundant birdlife includes albatross and rare species of penguin. Many of New Zealand's place names indicate the rich Maori past, a cultural heritage now proudly presented in traditional events and festivals. Kaikoura village on South Island is one example of a thriving community steeped in Maori history and where the local whale watching enterprise is entirely Maori owned.

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